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american left behind in iran. former fbi agent robert levinson, who was not part of the swap deal with iran. the white house now says it believes that levinson may not be in iran and they thought that all along. the levinson family says it was surprised to hear that news. brian ross, abc news, new york. home front, two pregnant women in illinois have been found to be infected with the zika virus. health officials say the expectant mothers had recently visited countries where the virus is located. the cdc recently issued a warning about the virus, which can cause severe birth defects in children. it is spread through mosquito bites and found in certain caribbean and latin american countries. well, if you run into problems with your new health care insurance plan, you're not alone. thousands of customers around the country don't yet have their i.d. cards or they have billing errors. many people shot for new plans for 2016. others were forced to sign up elsewhere after their insurance companies ended coverage.
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problems. but experts say this year it is much worse. and speaking of every january, it also brings a new list of the most popular and worst passwords. it's actually amazing how some people just don't get it. tops on the list, 123456. the second -- that's not a typo. it is "password." >> and for those sites that require eight characters, number 3 is 12345678. the fourth are the letters under your left hand. i never thought of this. qwerty. >> qwerty, yeah. >> and you might as well just post your personal data on a hacker's website. they're saying don't do it, folks. >> i used the password one. but i'll use numbers at least. so passored and then 12345. >> they say changing it up, like an asterisk or dollar sign or whatever else. >> it makes is to difficult. >> then you forget it. >> exactly i've tried the space bar thing.
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the zblsh yeah. you can do the space bar thing. >> coming up later in "the mix," making art with frozen pants. but first a mom fights off three would-be carjackers tossing them out of her vehicle at a gas station. the whole ordeal caught on camera. and later we'll go deep inside the insomniac kitchen. along for my mozzarella mission to make the tastiest cheese i could possibly do on this national cheese lovers day. remember to find us on facebook, wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn.
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frightening moments for a very brave mom in florida. watch as two would-be carjackers run toward an suv at a gas station. the first driver locks her door. then tries to steal that red car but the driver yanks them out. her two kids are in the back seat. the two men and a woman were arrested a short time later. police found three guns in their possession. this could have ended so much worse. in. this. seat. and she didn't even know they so wow. incredible. >> incredible video there. meantime, there are aggressive attempts to hijack your cash, and it's happening to americans across the country. right inside their own homes. >> it's a scam with crooks calling people on the phone demanding they pay back taxes, threatening them even if they
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abc's mary bruce has the latest. >> reporter: listen to this call. >> before there is an arrest warrant issued i want you or your attorney to give us a call >> reporter: from someone claiming to be an irs agent telling you to pay up or else. >> within the next hour they will be at your doorstep to handcuff and you put you behind the bars. >> reporter: the government launching a new campaign warning you to be high alert for scammers as tax season begins. melissa degan says she was conned over more than $15,000. >> i was just like what can i do to fix this? there's no way i can be arrested. >> reporter: 5,000 victims losing more than $26 million. the number of these calls tripling in the last year to nearly 1 million. even the treasury department's top investigator received a call. >> at the end i had the joy of telling them their day is coming. you called the wrong guy. >> reporter: how do you know the call is fake? >> it's not the irs if -- >> if somebody tells you if you don't pay money immediately that you're going to be arrested.
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threatens, and if they need to reach you they always send a letter first. and these scammers are changing their game as people become more aware. but what hasn't changed, these threatening calls. if you receive one, report it. but first, just hang up. mary bruce, abc news, washington. >> it's amazing how they get some of your personal information to make you believe this is really legit. >> i've gotten a lot of these mails actually since i've been here at abc going to my home in d.c. >> wow. >> i'll look and think it's official and call the irs and realize okay, no. so it's -- you definitely have to be on the lookout. >> it's kind of scary. coming up in our next half hour, the growing backlash against the ochkz. jada pinkett smith and spike lee are boycotting this year's academy awards over the lack of diversity among the nominees. well, now actor george clooney is weighing in. cheese. it's national cheese lovers day. and kendis got a lesson in making his own fresh mozzarella.
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ahead. cheese, glorious cheese tastes mighty inviting cheese, glorious cheese it's too tantalizing >> whether you like it saucy -- >> going old school today. >> remember that? >> it's from the national dairy board. it turns 29 today. and really, what is there not to like about cheese? sweet, creamy, saltiness. protein. >> absolutely. well, today is national cheese lovers day. and we will celebrate. and in honor of this sacred food holiday i decided to try my hand at making my own fresh mozzarella. but i did have a little bit of help. who am i kidding? a lot of help. inside our insomniac kitchen. >> reporter: if there is
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international cheese lovers day, it is here, murray's. they've been in the business since the 1940s. but today they face their biggest challenge. teaching me how to make mozzarella. all right. here to help us celebrate is dan, who's the education maestro here at murray's. what are we going to do? >> these are pasta falata cheeses meaning pulled curd. we're going tyke some unaged mozzarella curd, heat it up, stretch it, roll it into a ball and turn it into the delicious fresh mozzarella we all know and love. let's take a look at the curd, this cube on your plate here. pick it up, take a look. break off a little piece. anything. you know what's missing in. >> salt. absolutely. this is water straight out of the tap as hot as that tap can go. we want to bring the curd up to room temperature so when we add the really hot water it doesn't have to work so hard to heat up.
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playing with our food. are we making mozzarella soup? >> i would never want you to do what you're doing right now. >> my second batch. >> second batch here. just take your container and dump your water out. leave the in the bowl. now we're going to break up the mozzarella curd so increase the surface area again so when you add the really hot water it doesn't have to work too hard to melt. break them up. >> all of this is going to come back together? >> absolutely. >> what's the weirdest like form that somebody has made? >> i have a feeling you're going to make the weirdest form we've ever seen. i'm going to add some salt. one, two -- >> that seems like a lot. is that a pinch? >> yeah, looks pretty good. that's a big old pinch. toss the salt in there to coat. this water's sitting at 170 degrees. it's hot. >> okay. >> so what we do is work the curd toward the center of the bowl. >> doif to use my fingers?
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way to get handmaidde mozzarella without using your hands. >> we're going to add more hot water? >> eyre going to add more. it's getting good and melty. fold it over a couple of times so it gets this nice and smooth texture there. we're going to put it back in the water. get it right in the middle and take a big old pinch out of the center. let it stretch. you can gently guide it with your other hand. we're making a ribbon. soon as the ribbon's long enough just let it fall back into the bowl. go ahead and rip off what you've got, rip off the rest and work with the ribbon we've got so far. you're going to roll it up. now we're going to make an okay sign with our right hand. keep your thumb and forefinger together. push the curd through your hand. tuck more of your mozzarella curd. what we're going to do is take your other hand and sit right on
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tuck it in under the bottom of the bowl. cool water's going to help solid up that shape there. and that's it. hallelujah >> all righty. let's do this. this. good. proves that i can make something. not very well but something. >> happy cheese day. >> so voila. this is the finished product that i made. >> i thought we had -- wow. >> no, no. >> that's your actual ball. >> this is my actual mozzarella ball. here, you've got it. >> wow. >> want to dig in? >> thanks for displaying that for us. >> it was tougher -- don't mind me while i cut the cheese. it's really not that tough of a process to make mozzarella. it's really just salt and fat at the end of the day. >> yeah. >> and we have some now.
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i've got to say that cheese was really good. >> it was really good. it was a quick bathroom break there. but nowwime for -- time for "the mix." and we're talking about things that are -- it is so cold right now in minnesota. it's so cold in minnesota. how cold is it? >> how cold is it? >> thank you. it's so cold in minnesota that these pants are just frozen in their tracks. >> how did they get them up like that in. >> actually, there's a guy who -- he thought it would be funny. >> yeah. >> he got -- soaked them in water. molded them. and put them outside different parts of his town to put a prank on his neighbors. ? that's >> that's pretty funny. >> yeah.
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he did them in all parts of town. and he did it in 30 minutes. that answers a question of how cold it is in minnesota. >> very interesting. i like this. very, very interesting. now, apparently there's a guy in england whoas very upset with the noise that popcorn makes in movie theaters. he wants to ban -- he's got a petition out to ban people from eating popcorn and -- [ popcorn unching ] that's a prop? i didn't know at. oh, my god, i just ate styrofoam. what happened to the popcorn i bought for the segment? >> it's back there with marcus. >> oh, my god. this didn't go as planned, folks. oh, my god. i just ate styrofoam. can you explain the story? >> this stuff is three days -- three years old. okay. so there's a guy. he hates the noise of popcorn.
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>> yeah, you did. >> -- paint. >> he's doing this whole petition to get people to stop making noises in movie theaters when they -- when they eat their popcorn. i didn't know that you w we going to dig intoo it. >> well, it looked good. i enjoy popcorn. i was trying to make the point it doesn't make a lot of noise. oh, my gosh. i just ate styrofoam. on n nionana television.. >> good deal. all right. so you all know we healthy the noise of popcorn. look at this kid. trying to get a kid's tooth out is a tough thing. this is in seattle. some fans here. they used a football that is connected to his teeth. and this solved that problem. take a look. nice. >> where'd it go?
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this morning on "world news now" -- state of emergency. the michigan governor apologizing last night for the mishandling of the water crisis in flint. this as president obama meets with the city's s yor to see what can be done to help the children exposed to lead. sarah palin coming out last night with guns blazing. plenty of targets for the tea party favorite. and nobody off limits as she endorses donald trump for the presidency. her colorful comments just ahead. and new this half hour, the hollywood star's heroic actions. >> jamie foxx pulling a victim of a car crash from the burning wreckage. and now speaking out about the incident happening right in front of his home. and another hollywood star called out for being tone deaf. zac efron's racially insensitive
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what he said that led to a backlash from fans and a mea culpa from the star. this wednesday january 20th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good wednesday morning. i'mendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. we begin with breaking news from northwestern pakistan where a terror attack is unfolding at a university. >> now, we're told that many people have been killed and more sualties are expected as police and army troops exchange gunfire with the attackers. witnesses say they've heard several explosions. two gunmen among those killed as others continued firing. the victims include students and professors. >> fog and low visibility have been hampering military and police efforts to regain control on the campus. but we're told it is now being searched door to door. >> now, we should point out the university is located about 20 miles from peshawar, where a similar attack by the taliban in
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we're going to continue to monitor thiss breaking situation in pakistan. >> also new this morning, the governor of michigan speaking about the water crisis in flint. >> rick snyder has been strongly criticized for his response to this disaster. there have been calls for his arrest but he's now apologized and pledged another $28 million to fix the problem. it's been an ongoing crisis for several months. and we get the very latest right now from abc's elizabeth hur. >> i'm sorry most of all that i let you down. you deserve better. >> reporter: michigan governor rick snyder responding to critics and vowing to take action. >> i'm increasing the support fromhe mission -- michigan national guard starting tomorrow to ensure that every home we need to visit in flint gets visited as soon as possible. >> reporter: national guard troops are now on the ground passing out water and filters. but for some the damage has been done. >> our people need financial aid. we need it now. >> reporter: lawyers representing families from
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have now filed three class action lawsuits seeking damages and an injunction to help families billed for water they could not use. this announcement comes as angry residents continue to rally, some even demanding the governor be arrested. the state is now under investigation after the city of flint changed its water source from lake huron to the flint river to save money. that change exposing residents to toxic levels of lead. but officials allegedly waiting five months to warn the public. >> we're paying for this water. and this water is poison. >> reporter: president obama, who earlier declared a state of emergency, on tuesday appointed an official toead the federal response and met with the flint mayor in d.c. even though the water source h h been switched d ck, we're told the pipe system is so badly damaged the water is still not safe to drink. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. well, donald trump is
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this morning saying he's honored that conservative favorite sarah palin has thrown her support his way. palin made her announcement last night in iowa, w wre trump has been locked in a dead heat with ted cruz. her speech was classic palin, marked by slams at the obama administration and the republican establishment. >> are you ready to stump for trump? i'm here to support the next president of the united states, donald trump! >> because a weak-kneed capitulatoin chief has decided that america will lead from behind. and he who would negotiate deals kind of with the skills of a community organizer maybe organizing a neighborhood tea, we're paying for. some of their squirmishes that have been going on for centuries where they're fighting each other and yelling allah akbar calling jihad on each other's heads forever and ever. like i've said before, let them m
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it out. this election is more than just your basic abcs, a abody but clinton. it's more than that this go-around. how about the rest of us? right-winging bitter-clinging proud clingers of our guns, our honor, our religions and our constitution. tell us that we're not right enough? establishment. right. >> you know, i thought it was interesting, she w w asked if she -- what department she would like to be head of if trump wins and she said energy because oil and gas are her strong suits. and then she said she would dismantle the program. >> i think what's her strong suit is that outfifi i'm just goioi to be superficial here. what do we think? is that like from the marilyn mccoo line of clothing? what do you think of -- >> somebody tweeted out it's from a concert of earth, wind and fire in the 1970s. >> it kind of does. it's p ptty cool. by the way, this is how the "daily news" of new york on its cover for this morning regarded
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"i'm with stupid." >> it says what, "hate minds think alike. palin endorses trump." >> it can at least be entertaining over the next couple of weeks. all right. in the democratic race in the meantime new poll numbers show bernie sanders trouncing hillary clinton by 27 points. and wither lead in iowa also shrinking a little bit, clinton is upping her verbrb attacks agaiait sanders. abc's cecilia vega has details. >> reporter: losing ground in iowa and new hampshire, hillary clinton now issuing this admission. there's a real possibility we could lose those contests. her desperate e-mail plea to donors a stark contrast to this. a massive crowd for bernie sanders. in iowa ththvermont senator gloating. >> today the inevitable candidate does not look quite so inevitable as she did 8 1/2 months ago. >> reporter: that new poll especially damaging to clinton in a state where she has been on the offensive, dispatching her
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>> you need to talk to everybody in new hampshire and bring it home for h h again. >> reporter: -- to chelsea. >> senator sanders wants to dismantle obamacare. >> reporter: but clinton has said she's prepared for the long fight ahead, saying she's done it before. >> i want to win. but i have a very long view about this. look, i campaigned until june last time, as we all remember. >> reporter: and the clinton campaign calling these polls meaningless. now, around this same time back in 2008 there were some polls that showed barack obama with a double-digit lead in new hampshire. we all know that hillary clinton ended up winning that state. cecilia vega, abc nene, new york. driver fatigue is suspected as the cause of a deadly greyhound crash in northern california. passengersrs reported that the driver appeared to doze off moments before the accident. this is south of san jose. two women died when the bus overturned. the ntsb is now investigating this crash. weather experts are using
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at much of the east later this week. one calling it a doozy. the storm is moving slowly but packing a huge punch of frigid temperatures. plenty of snow and gusting winds. road crews are all ready to work, trying to minimize dangerous conditions. you didn't like the doozy line, huh? >> i do. it's a technical term for a storm. it might not be cooperstown, but it is a baseball hall of fame. pete rose will be inducted into the cincinnati reds hall of fame this summer, and the team will also retire his number. just last month the baseball commissioner decided not to lift rose's lifetime ban from betting on baseball. the reds say that's one reason they're making the announcement now and they have the commissioner's permission to do so. well, the carolina panthers may be hovering around another trip to the super bowl. but they won't be doing it on hoverboards. coach ron rivera has banned the motorized scooters from the team's facilities. >> yeah. they've been very popular with panthers players. rivera says someone tipped him
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>> he banned it. so i'm kind of scared to keep it at home now. hallway, away from everything. just because if it decide to blow up on me. >> so he says he even caught hallways with it. practices on hoverboards? >> yeah. >> i would be upset as a coach. you can walk. it's good exercise, folks. or jog. >> i think they exercise enough. >> you think so? >> two-a-day exercises. >> i've never been to their practices, so i would not know. >> yes, it's true. >> every type of exercise is good. >> the hoverboard, it's core exercise. >> oh. maybe i should get a hoverboard. coming up, the growing distaste with the academy. lack of diversity among the oscar nominees leading to even more hollywood heavy hitters calling for change and a boycott of the ceremony. and why this man right there is hugging jamie foxx, thankful for the actor taking action
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favor, remembering frey. they gathered at the statue that commemorates the 1972 song and listened as a dj played "take it easy" and other eagles songs. >> it's a very sweet tribute. >> yeah. well, actor jamie foxx played superman nday night, pulling a car crash victim from his burning car. the accident happened d ght in front of foxx's gate at his estate north of los angeles. with the burning car laying on its side, the driver trapped inside, foxx broke the window, cut the seat belt, dragged him about 30 feet away. 's now downplaying his actions. >> i don't look at it as heroic. i just look at it like, you know, yoy just had to do something. you know. and it all just worked out, man. i mean, without going too far into it, it all worked out. >> and just hours ago on instagram, look at this. foxx sharing a touching photo of him hugging the driver's dad. he said, "no heroes. just happy fathers." oh, i love to hear this. it's such a great ory that could have been so horrible, had
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teary-eyed afterward. >> yeah, it was very emotional you could tell. elsewhere in los angeles a backlash against this year's academy awards gaining more traction. >> a number of actors of color are sounding off against the lack of diversity among this and now actor george clooney is adding his voice. here now is abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: george clooney now one of the hollywood heavyweights weighing in, telling "variety" magazine "i don't think it's a problem of who you're picking as much as it is how many options are available to minorities in film." >> the a ademy has a problem.. >> reporter: actor david oyelowo blasted the academy. >>2for 20 opportunities to celebratatactors of color, actresses of color. to be missed last year is one thing. for that to happen again this year is unforgivable. >> reporter: and now a growing number vowing to boycott this year's oscars, including jada pinkett smith.
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awards, and i won't be watching. >> reporter: spike lee. >> we need to have some serious discususon about diversity and get some flavor up in this. >> reporter: and oscar-winning director michael moore, also a member of the academy, planning to be a no-s-sw this year. the academy's president vowed to make bigighanges. >> what we all need to do now is actually take some action. >> reporter: the academy prident knows there's a long road ahead with the academy at last c cck 93% white and just 2% black. linsey davis, abc news, new york. and with that note, tune in to "good morning america" later this morning to hear director spike lee speak more on his boycott of the academy awards. okay. when we come back, why zac efron is apologizing on twitter. and guess which famous country singer just turned 70. here's a hint. she's been a platinum blond since the johnson administration. >> she's one of my favorites. >> yeah.
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"the skinny" up next. skinny so skinny time now for "the skinny." and topping the headlines this morning, an apology from zac
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>> so the actor posted a tweet on mlk day saying "i'm grateful for martin luther king and 10 milliofollowers on instagram." but he also followed it with a raised fist and a pointing figure emoji bototin the black your iphone. >> oh, i do. >> after a social media backlash the very next day efron deleted the post and issued an apology saying, "i have nothing but the greatest admiration and respect for dr. king. i realized thahalast night's post was completely insensitive, and i apologize to anyone who i may have offended. so sorry." >> all right. well, speaking of zac efron, here is his best assss. him shirtless. >> we're getting an eyeful of efron's pecs you see there in the first official trailer for "neighbors 2: sorority rising." in the sequel to "neighbors" seth rogen and rose byrne's characters are having a second baby, and just when they think the neighborhood's calmed down a sorority moves in right next door. >> it's a little hard to call the cops without a phone. >> give us that back!
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>> ooh. >> what the -- >> it's called a cord. >> it's an old people phone. >> "neighbors 2" hits theaters on may 20th. when you get to see more of zac's six-pack abs. and seth rogen's as well as you can see there. >> and set to hit the small screen, a big fat dose of retro nostalgia. >> netflix has released a teaser of the first peewee hermananovie since 1988. "peewee'e'big holiday" stars paul reubens himself meeting with a mysterious stranger who inspires peewee to take his first ever holiday. >> a traffic light. just like i've seen in natioiol gegeraphic! >> can you believe that paul reubens is 63 yeararold? isn't that incredible? he still looks like the same on saturday morning cartoons from the '80s. >> and he does. >> "peewee's big holiday" scheduled to debut on netflix in
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that's incredible. he hasn't aged in three decades. >> and speaking of getting up there in years, an american cultural icon has crossed -- that's kind of mean. anyway. american icon has c cssed over into her seventh decade. >> oh, my gosh. this is so hard to believe, but dolly parton turned 70 years old yesterday. the country music hall of famer has been performing professionally since 1956. but her singing career really, really took off in 1967 and then came one of hesignature songs. from 1973. jolene jolene jolene, jolene please don't take him just because you can jolene, jolene, jolene, jolene >> and there she is with her goddaughter miley cyrus. >> over the course of her career rton had 110 career charted
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as we've been reporting all morning, donald trump has been given a major boost t his bid for the white house. the endorsement of former alaska governor sarah palin. >> it comes as two high-profile daughters hit the campaign trail. here's abc's david wright. >> mr. trump has a great capacity to use bluster and bigotry. >> publicly and professionally, hillary clinton wawathe single worst secretary of state in the history of this country. >> reporter: hillary clinton and
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stand each other. but when it comes to their dutiful daughters -- >> i have my daughter, ivanka, here. >> reporter: ivanka trump there in new hampshire. >> i am so incredibly proud of my father. >> reporter: just as chelsea clinton was a few weeks ago. >> my mom is runningo be president, and she's going to be president. >> reporter: they have more in common t tn you think. ivanka and chelsea's parents used to be friends. so they've known each other for years. as chelsea told "e.t." >> ivanka and i talk about everything. i'm so grateful she's my friend. i think she's a great woman. >> reporter: two 30-something women now earning their own place in the world. >> the responsibility sort of s to fall on you allow. >> reporter: ivanka apprenticed on "the apprentice." now she's an executive vice president for the trump organization. chelsea works for the clinton global initiative. both are pregnant, expecting before the election. both married to jewish businessmen. both have fathers-in-law who went to prison. long before the campaign ivanka tweeted this quote from chelsea's book --
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to you but what you do with what happens to you #wisewords." chelsea told "vogue" ivanka "reminds me of my dad and his ability to increase the joy of the room." while their parents mamanot be speaking anytime soon, ivanka and chelsea are reportedly kids after the election. david wright, abc news, new york. >> all right. i can see why you'd wait until after the election. >> yeah, i think they'll be a little busy over the next eight or nine months. >> but it's good that they know -- that they are putting out there that they want to keep their relationship on track but littlelereather. >> but many political experts are saying this is actually -- the fact that they're both pregnant will be a boon to both caaigns, trump and clion's campaign. >> does that increase voters? >> at least two. >> in 18 years. facebook. wnnfans.com. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now."
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decacas.state senators are considering a bill that would "ban the box" on job applications. it refers to the box that asks whether the applicant has a criminal record. earlier today, a a ree- member panel of a senate committee met t talk about the bill that would limit when employers can ask about their criminal records. human rights commissions say it can be next to impossible for a formerly incarcerated people to find
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authorities say two girls died after a house fire in a i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." former vice presidential favorite sarah palin offering her endorsement of donald trump for president. the former governor of alaska spoke last night in iowa, where trump has been locked head to head with ted cruz in the primary. full details ahead. facing mounting criticism, apologizing to the people of flint over the water crisis. riri snyder pledged millions more in state and -- state aid after the city's water was contaminated with lead. the coast guard has called off the search for 12 marines missing off the coast of hawaii. intense five-day effort to find the marines who disappeared last week after a helicopter training accident. and actor jamie foxx turning rescueuean accident victim f fm
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foxx cut the man's seat belt and then dragged him about 30 feet away from the vehicle. those are some of our top stories on this wednesday, january 20th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world n ns now." good morning, everyone. we begin this half hour with a potential game changer in the republican presidential race. sarah palin says she's throwing support behind donald trump. >> and palin made her announcement last night in iowa,a, slamming president obama, calling him the capitulator in chief. trump says he's honored by her endorsement, adding "this is going to be fun." abc's tom llamas is there in iowa. >> i would like to bring up, if i might, governor sarah palin. >> reporter: sarah palin is back. >> are you ready to make ameca great agagn? [ cheers ] >> reporter: shaking up the republican race before the iowa caucuses. >> and are you ready to stump for trump?
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chief who will let our warriors do their job and go kick isis's [ bleep ]? [ cheers ] not a politician. can i get a hallelujah? doggone right we're angry. justifiably so. >> reporter: the two former reality show stars have been close for years. palisitting down for new york pizza with trump in 2011 as she pondered her own run for t t white house. >> how about a trump-palin ticket? >> that sounds exciting. >> reporter: trump recently appearing on palin's talk show, where she sang his praises. >> and this is a movement. the trumpeters. trumpservatives these are what these folks are called. everything about donald trump's campaign, it's avant garde. he's crushing g in the polls. >> reporter: her endorsement now coming at a pivotal point for trump as senator ted cruz and others attack his "new york values." >> mr. trump, both rush limbaugh and senator ted cruz are warning voters you may not be a real conservative. what do you say to that? >> well, i am a real
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me. >> reporter: now trump is counting on palin to rally rereblican skeptics, especially key evangelical voters. trump's big win a big blow to cruz. when he ran for senate, palin was one of his biggest supporters. >> you know what? she can pick winners. let me tell you something. i would not be in the u.s. senate today if it were not for governor sarah palin. >> reporter: in new hampshire cruz trying not to sound disappointed. >> regardless of what sarah decides to do in 2016, i will always remain a big, big fan of sarah palin. >> reporter: but his bad day was about to get worse. another surprise announcement. iowa's republican governor, terry branstad, declaring he wants cruz to lose the caucuses. tom llamas, abc news, ames, iowa. also a big game changer on the democratic side. new poll numbers in new hampshire rocking the race there. this morning showing a widening lead for bernie sanders.
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his biggest lead so far in that state. with clinton also losing some ground in iowa. she acknowledges it's possible she could lose both of those races. but she adds she's prepared for the long haul. and clinton is also dismissing a finding that some e-mails on her home server were even more sensitive than top secret. and inspector general for the intelligence community made the discovery and notified lawmakers. clinton's campaign says this finding doesn't change the fact that the e-mails were not classified at the time they were sent or received. well, the supreme court will take a look at how president obamamis changing immigration policy. at issue is whether the issuing executive orders. his pl would shield more than from deportation. the legal challenge was brought by texas and 25 other states with republican governors. a decision is expected in june. after some time to adjust to life outside iranian prisons, e americans released are
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their captivity. "washington post" reporter jason rezaian isn't yet ready to speak says he is still in good spirits. amir hekmati in the meantime met with reporters and says his trainini as a marine helped him get through the 4 1/2 years. >> i didn't want to let my marines, fellow marines down. so i tried my best to, you know, keep my head up and withstand all the pressures that were put upon me, some of which were veve inhumane and unjust. >> hekmati says that he feels lucky and humbled by the support he received, especially that from his fellow marines, and now home and seeing his family yet again. one amamican who was not released by iran is former fbi agent robert levinson, and the white house says he may no now, thahacountry has said it will search for levinson and the white house says it will hold levinson disappeared from an iranian resort nearly nine years
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mission. we've got some breaking news that's coming in right now, and it is from pakistan, where a terror attack is unfolding right now at a university there. at least 15 people have been killed as police and the tackers exchange gununre. witnesses say they've heard several explosions. the university is located about 20 miles from the city of peshawar, where a similar attack in 2014 left more than 100 people dead. well, there are questions now about why it took security forces in burkina faso so long to respond to the scene of a recent terror attack. new video shows two of the muslim extremists s anding next to burning cars more than an hour after the assault began. the government acknowledges it was more than four hours before police tried to enter the hotel and the cafe. isis has acknowledged the death of the terrorist known as jihadi john. a eulogizing profile of the
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an isis magazine. u.s. officials said last year that they believed he was killed in a u.s. drone stke in syria. to california now, where driver fatigue is being eyed as a possible cause of that deadly bus crash. a passenger on the greyhound bus that crashed in san jose killing two people says the driver seemed to be nodding off before the crash. abc's david kerley for us. >> reporter: the overnight trip with that drowsy driver ended with the greyhnd bus on its de in san jose. >> sounds like we're going to have multiple patients including a few 10-5-5s. >> reporter: that's the radio term for fatalities. two women dead, ejected from the bus. alex ellis was one of the 20 on board who said it sounded like a lightning strike. >> it was seesawing on the median. >> reporter: crews raced to the scene, providing blankets on the cold rainy morning. everyone on the bus was hurt, five taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. on average there are 35 deadly bus crashes a year, with more than 53 deaths associated with
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and fatigue is one of the biggest worries for safety investigators. >> the basic problem here is that most commercial transportation is 24/7 but humans are not. >> reporter: the ntsb is sending a full ten-member team to try and determine why a fatigued driver was at the wheel of that greyhound bus. david kertey, abc news, washington. well, the sheriff says searchers have not gqven up hope on finding a missing 2-year-old alive. even though it's been n x days since he disappeared. hundreds of volunteers have been braving the brutal cold in rural tennessee. some 85 miles east of memphis. but it was too cold last night. professionals did take over. the sheriff also says the family is not under suspicion despite what you may read on social media according to them. now, thahasame blast of cold is moving east, picking up enough steam for what's being called a major snowstorm to hit later this week. tens of millions of americans could be walloped by a foot of snow or more along with frigid temperatures and gusting winds.
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mid-atlantic not looking good >> stock up on groceries now. friday. >> and your booze.e. well, it's not unusual for one minnesotan to pitch in and unless the shoveler is 101 years old. richard mann, he knew that his traveling, so he took a shovel next dlor. >> that's really nice. on facebook. where it has gone viral. nearly 2 million views. mann says he can use the exercise and he knows his limitations. the irony is that the neighbors usually take care of richard mann's sidewalk. >> aw. you would have just handed him a bottle. >> i'll give you a dime. thanks, man, appreciate it. well, coming up, takingn autism by going back to the diagnosis that changed history as more and more families are affected by autism. but first, the bizarre and disturbing case of a teen accused of taunting her
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new developmts on the so-called affluenza teen being held in mexico. lawyers for ethan couch saying he will no longer fight extradition to texas. couch and his mother were arrested across the border last month. they fled to mexico as prosecutors looked into a possible probation violation stemming from the drunk driving accident that killed four people. no word on how long it'll be before couch is back in texas.
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another teenager facing serious legal troubles for the part that she's alleged to have played in the death of her boyfriend. >> the 18-year-old is accused of taunting her boyfriend to commit suicide. prosecutors say that she pressured him to do it via text message and was even talking with him on the phone when he ended his life. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: massachusettsts teenager michelle carter is one step closer to standing trial for allegedly convincing her 18-year-old boyfriend, conrad roy, to commit suicide. prosecutors arguing carter, now 18, encouraged him in dozens of text messages. >> she goes back, "when are you going to do it? stop ignoring the question," question mark, question mark, estion mark, questioiomark. "you can't keep pushing it off." >> reporter: roy died of carbon monoxide psoning in july 2014 after locking himself inside his truck in this kmart parking lot. at the time prosecutors say he
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47 minutes, at one point telling her he was getting out of the truck because he feared it wasn't working. >> he was scared. she told him to get back in the car. >> reporter: and just days before, in another text message, carter writing, "don't be scared. you're finally to be happy in heaven."." >> it's inconceivable. i just don't understand how someone could do that. to encourage someone they claim to love. >> reporter: according to court documents, roy had attempted suicide and had been hospitalized before he had even met carter. and in one text message two weeks before his scide he expressed his desire to take his own life, writing, "i can't get better. i already made my decision." the defense now trying for a second time to have the involuntary manslaughter charge dropped. >> he has in fact brainwashed her to the point where she's now accepting his idea of this is my only option. >> reporter: in a statement to
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"michelle's communications were by no means threatening" and is that "roy made his own conscious decision to take his own life." adding, "this is a tragedy, not a crime." linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> increreble. she'll be in court next month. could face up to 20 years in prison if she's nvicted. >> it's such a horrible story. i've read all of the text messages exchanged between the twtwof them. and for many t tsay that she was not an enabler is very, very difficult after you read those messages. it was just so sad because she kept going at him to do it. >> what would motivate someone to do that? it's pretty remarkable. well, coming up, the first ever diagnosed case of autism. >> it was a diagnosis that changed one person's life.
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verbal and social interaction. and in many ways his journey from despair to hope mirrors the history of autism itself. >> all right. hey, t.w. how are you doing totoy? >> reporter: finding donald was the culmination of 15 years of reporting for "nightline" correspondent john donvan and producer caren zucker. [ screaming ] >> this little boy is named jake. >> reporter: among the first journalists to cover autism on network television, they began in 2001 with jake, this little boy undergoing what was thth a relatitily uncommon therapy called applied behavior analysis, or a.b.a. they explored the private thoughts of a young man with autism looking for love. >> do you like her? >> i said i love her. >> oh, you love her. >> but there's a problem. >> she don't love me back. >> she doesn't love you back. >> reportete armed with their scriris, the duo have turnrn their first drafts of autism history into a comprehensive
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"in a different key: the story of autism." >> your book is really a chronicle of a labor of love. >> "in a different key" is the story of all these unsung heroro who took their love and mobilized, literally. and any parent can relate to that. >> reporter: what are the future chapters in the history of -- >> adults. we have not looked at adults. >> as a society we have more or less, not perfectly but more or less said when these are kids give them all the opportunities to have great adultshoods. then they turnn 21 and all of that sort of goes down the drain in a lot of cases because people need continuing help but where are they? they're living at home with their parents often. and for those 40 yeaea after school the person with autisis has really not gone anywhere, not done anything. >> did you have a goal, john, going into the book? >> caren as a member of the community, at that time when we started out, you had a lite boy.
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i choke up over this. it's been a big -- >> what makes you emotional? >> her kid. i know that caren's always said what she wants is when her k k, now a man, is out there in the world that she won't be the only one who has his back. that it'll be everybody -- excuse me. and she wants this book to get people who read it to be willing to be those people, to be there for her kid. so i hope we did it. >> for "nightline" i'm juju chang in new york. >> see why we love john donvan. i think he's one of the most brilliant writers and journalists and you see his heart i think. $60,000 is how mucucit costs a family with a child with autism roughly. >> that's absolutely amazing. autism, by the way, now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys.
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or all day. with the lights out yes, it's dangerous here we are nowow entertain us i feel stupid i'm just doing the math. if you were a teenager when you were smelling g ke teen spirit back in '91 you're probably in your 40s about now. is that right? yeah. >> i wonder where it puts me. because i thought it was about the deodorant commercial. >> nirvana's teen spirit, a song for many generations to come. and for others that exuberance is a bit more sincere. >> ten years ago "high school musical" captured the hearts and minds of the nation's youth. abc's chris connelly caught up with the gang a decade later.. together, together together everyone >> my heart is just bursting at the seams.
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it was ten years ago. >> reporter: it's true. 2006 saw "high school musical" debuting on the e sney channel and rocketing to the head of the class. here and now it's time for celebration its songs, dance numbers, and beloved characters creating a tweentastic phenomenon and turning its stars into overnight sensations. >> it was such a whirlwind. it felt like we were kind of swept up into this vacuum. at o point it literally felt like we were the beatles. >> reporter: this past weekend the cast, minus zac efron -- >> this is only ten years. let's have a billion more. i love you guys. >> reporter: -- reuniting to share fond memories for a disney channel tenth anniversary show on wednesday. >> what does it feel like to revisit a lot of where it all began for you? >> it's amazing. for me i kind of embrace the i want it all of shar-pei. and i'm doing it all. got a clothing line, a makeup line coming out. producing.
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it's been insane. >> it taught me that what you do is potentially going to impact people. >> just to come back into this room and to see everyone again and to go oh, my gosh, we were all part of this together, we made this incredible magic happen together. >> reporter: as they continue to work on projects from broadway and tv to the big screen, these actors reflecting on what made "high school musical" special. >> "high school musical" came out at the perfect time. we were found by fans seeking us out. >> we have tons of other friends, but they don't understand what we've been a part of. and it's like this connection between all of us. >> if somebody comes into your life, what do they have to know about this experience to understand you? >> that they all come with me. >> it's a package deal. >> it's a package de. we're all in this together >> reporter: chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> do you remember watching it at all? >> i was abrd at that time period. so i missed that. but i will tell you even abroad in the middle east people loved "high school musical." >> popular.
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>> that's th this morning on "world news now" -- backing up trump. >> sarah p pin going after the republican establishment, who she says is attacking their own front-runner. her major endorsement of donald trump coming at a crucial time in the primary race. and how ted cruz is responding. and for the democrats bernie sanders surges in the polls, taking a huge lead over hillary clinton in the pririry battleground of new hampshire. why clinton's camp isn't worried about that big number slide. the biggest phone scam in irs history. victims receiving phone calls from scammers posing as agents with threats related to their taxe what the government is doing to stop it, and what you need t t know about it. and say cheese. this morning we're celebrating america's favorite comfort food ingredient, cheese. we'll follow kendis into one of new york's best spots to make
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>> okay. on this wednesday, january 20th. say cheese lovers day. >> why are you talking like that? >> announcer: from a news this is "world news now." we're really excited about the cheese thing. good morning, everyone. i'm reena ninan. >> good morning. i'kendis gibson. cheese. if it were socially acceptable -- in some places it probably is. >> speak for yourself. i just saw you pull out the cheese from your backpack that we're supposed to eat later. i'm a little bit concerned about this. >> should be. are you supposed to refrigerate it? >> yes, you are supposed to refrigerate it, especially fresh mozzarella. >> because i've had it in the bag since yesterday. >> oh, boy. >> see what sort of impact it has. >> speaking of impact. >> yes. let's talk about this. a lot of people are saying this might be a game changer. talking about politics. in the heated republican race in iowa, donald trump getting that key endorsement from sarah palin less than two weeks before the caucuses.
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the republican establishment for "attacking their own front-runner." and she'll be joining trump p today on the camamign trail. here's abc's lana zak. >> reporter: the tea party favorite sarah palin has weighed in with her endorsement for the gop nomination. >> are you ready to make america great again? >> reporter: giving it to donald trump. >> are you ready to stump for trp? are you ready for a commander in chief who will let our warriors do their job and kick isis' [ bleep ]? >> i'm a politician. can i get a hallelujah? doggone right we're angry. justifiably so. >> reporter: the two former reality tv stars have long admired each other. in 2011 palin shared a pizza with trump as she pondered ruing for the presidency. >> how about a trump-palin ticket?? >> that sounds exciting. >> reporter: palin's endorsement could be critical as ted cruz and trump run neck and neck in the polls in iowa. the two men locked in a battle of backhanded compliments.
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>> reporter: the insults simmering just below the surface. >> last couple of days he's been gettg rattled, he's been throwing some insults my way. i don't t tend to respond in kind. >> ted is worried about his temperament. and people are talking about his temperament. i haven't talked about his temperament. but he's got to be careful because his temperament has been questioned a lot. >> repororr: lana zak, abc news, washingtgt. >> palin's announcement comes one day after her oldest son was rested in alaska. police picked up trick palin on monday night after his girlfriend said he punched her in the face and kicked her in the knees. she also said that she was afrara that he would shoot himself with a rifle. track palin is charged with assault and possession of a weapon while intoxicated. as for the democratic candidates, they're also making some news this morning with the latest poll numbers from new hampshire. they indicate that bernie sanders is crushing hillary clinton by 27 points. that's his bigigst lead so far in that state. and with hillary clinton also losing ground in iowa, she
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"there's a real possibility we could lose those contests." she adds that she's prprared for a long race, pointing out that in 2008 she campaigned until june. well, the governor of -- police and military exchanged gunfire attackers. witnesses have heard several explosio at the university named after the founder of a liberal anti-taliban party. nobody has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. the university is about 20 miles from pashwar where a similar attack in 2014 left more than 150 dead, most of them children. fog and visibility have hampered events to regain control. we'll have much more updates throughout the morning as the details warrant. sad news for the families of those marines who have been missing off the coast of hawaii. the coast grd calledff the search for the survivors.
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intense five-day effort to find the 12 marines who disappeared last week. they were on board two helicopters that collided during oahu. they range in age from 21 to 41 and ca from nine different@ states. released by iran are now speaking publicly. one says that he and others are that they're finally free. with more here's abc's brian >> reporter: finally, something laugh about for "washington post" reporter jason rezaian. in the first video of him as a free man released, he is shown chuckling with his wife over a joke that poked fun at h h iranian captors, proclaiming he was a spy. it was also a great day for another of the freed americans. 32-year-old amir hekmati. eager to tell the world iran did not t eak him. >> i feel alive for the firsrs time. it's like being born again.
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be an american. >> reporter: hekmati said he and the three other released americans so mistrusted the iranians that they did not relax until their swiss air force plane cleared iranian air space aftetea delay of some 12 h hrs. >> so the champagne bottles werere popped. >> reporter: hekmati was held for more than four years at iran's notorious evan prison where his family s!ys he was tortured. >> my name is amir hekmati. >> reporter: and forced to make this false confession video, after which he was sentenced to death for being a cia spy. a former marine, hekmati said it was his regard for his felelw marines that kept him going, especially after some of them organized an online hunger strike to support him. >> i didn't want to let my fellow marines down. so i tried my best to, you know, keep my head up and withstand all the pressures that were put upon me, some of which were very inhumane and unjust. semper fi to all the marines out there. >> sememr fi.
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development in the fate of the american left behind in iran. former fbi agent robert levinson, who was not part of the swap deal with iran. the white house now says it believes that levinson may not be in iran and they thought that all along. the levinson family says it was surprised to hear that news. brian ross, abc news, new york. turning our focus to the home front, two pregnant women in illinois have been found to be infected with the zika virus. health officials say the expectant mothers had recently visited countries where the virus is located. the cdc recently issued a warning about the virus, which can cause severe birth defects in children. it is spread through mosquito bites and found in certain caribbean and latin american countries. well, if you run into problems with your new health care insurance plan, you're not alone. thousands of customers around the country don't yet have their i.d. cards or they have billing errors. many people shot for new plans for 2016. others were forced to sign up elsewhere after their insurance
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but expepes say this year it is much worse. and speaking of every january, it also brings a new list of the most popular and it's actually amazing how some people just don't get it. tops on the list, 123456. the second -- that's not a typo. it is "password." >> and for tho sites that require eight characters, number 3 is 12345678. the fourth are the letters under your left hand. i never thought of this. qwerty. >> qwerty, yeah. >> and you might as well just post your personal data on a hacker's website. they're saying don't do it, folks. >> i used the password one. but i'll use numbers at least. so password and then 12345. >> they say changing it up, like an asterisk or dollar sign or whatever else. >> it makes is to difficult. >> then you forget it. >> exactly.
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>> i didn't know there was a space bar thing. >> yeah. you can do the space bar thing. coming up later in "the mix," making art with frozen pants. but first a mom fights off three would-be carjackers tossing them out of her vehicle at a gas station. the whole ordeal caught on camera. and later we'll go deep inside the insomniac kitchen. alalg for my mozzarella mission to make the tastiest cheese i could possibly do on this national cheese lovers day. remember to find us on facebook, wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." twitter @abcwnn.
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very brave mom in florida. watch as two would-be carjackers station. the first driver locks her door. then tries to steal that red car but the driver yanks them out. her two kids are in the back seat. the two men and a woman were arrested a short time later. police found three guns in their possession. is could have ended d much worse. but a mama's instinckicking in. they obviously say never to do this. but if your kids are in the back seat. ananshe didn't even know they had guns at the time probably. so wow. incredible. >> incredible video there. meantime, there are aggressive attempts to hijack your cash, and it's happening to americans across the country. right inside their own homes. >> it's a scam with crooks calling people on the phone demanding they pay back taxes,
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don't pay up immediately. abc's mary bruce has the latest. >> reporter: listen to this call. >> before there is an arrest warrant issued i want you or your attorney to give us a call back. >> reporter: from someone claiming to be an irs agent telling you to pay up or else. >> within the next hour they will be at your doorstep to handcuff and you put you behind the bars. >> reporter: the government launching a new campaign warning u to be on high alert for scammers as tax season begins. conned over more than $15,000. to fix this? there's no way i can be arrested. >> reporter: 5,000 victims losing more than $26 million. the number of these calls tripling in the last year to nearly 1 million. even the treasury department's top investigator received d call. >> at the end i had the e y of telling them their day is coming. you called the wrong guy. >> reporter: how do you know the call is fake? >> it's not the irs if -- >> if somebody tells you if you don't pay money immediately that you're going to be arrested. >> reporter: the real irs never threatens, and if they need to
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letter first. and these scammers are changing their game as people become more aware. but what hasn'n'changed, these threatening calls. if you receive one, report it. but first, just hang up. mary bruce, abc news, washington. >> it's amazing how they get some of your personal information to make you believe this is really legit. >> i've gotten a lot of these mails actually since i've been here at abc going to my home in d.c. >> wow. >> i'll look and think it's official and call the irs and realize okay, no. so it's -- you definitely have to be on the lookout. >> it's kind of scary. coming up in our next half hour, the growing backlash against the oscars. jada pinkett smith and spike lee are boycotting this year's academy awards over the lack of diversity among the nominees. well, now actor george clooney is weighing in. but first, making your own cheese. it's national cheese lovers day. and kendis got a lesson in making his own fresh mozzarella.
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"world n cheese, glorious cheese tastes mighty inviting cheese, glorious cheese it's too tantalizing >> whether you like it cheese, glorious cheese tastes mighty inviting cheese, g grious cheese it's too tantalizing >> whether you like it saucy -- >> remember that? >> it's from the national dairy it turns 29 today. and really, what is there not to like about cheese? sweet, creamy, saltiness. protein. >> absolutely. well, today is national cheese lovers day. and we will celebrate. and in honor of this sacred food holiday i decided to try my hand at making my own fresh mozzarel. t i did have a little bit of help. who am i kidding? a lot of help. inside our insomniac kitchen. >> reporter: if there is anywhere to celebrate international cheese lovers day, it is here, murray's. they've been in the business
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biggest challenge. teaching me how to mak mozzarella. all right. here to help us celebrate is n, who's the education maestro here at murray's. what are we going to do? >> these are pasta filata cheeses meaning pulled curd. we're going to take some unaged mozzarella curd, heat it up, stretch it, roll it into a ball and turn it into the delicious fresh mozzarella we all know and love. let's take a look at the curd, this cube on your plate here. pick it up, take a look. go ahead and give it a taste, break off a little piece. >> it doesn't taste like anything. >> it's kind of boring. you know what's missing? >> salt. >> salt. absolutely. the tap as hot as that tap can go. we want to bring the curd up to room temperature so when we add the really hot water it doesn't
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playing with our food. are we making mozzarella soup? >> so if we were making real zzarella, i would never want you to do what you're doing right now. >> my second batch. >> second batch herere just take yoururontainer and dump your r ter out. leave the in the bowl. now we're going to break up the mozzarella curd so increase the surface area again so when you add the really hot water it doesn't have to work too hard to melt. break them up. >> all of this is going to come back togogher? >> a aolutely. >> whahas the weirdest like form that somebody has made? >> i have a feeling you're going to me the weirdest form we've ever seen. i'm going to add some salt. one, two -- >> that seems like a lot. is that a pinch? >> yeah, looks pretty good. that's a big old pinch. toss the salt in there to coat. this water's sitting at 170 degrees. it's hot. >> okay. >o what we do is work the curd toward the center of the bowl. >> do i ve to use my fingers? >> there's pretty much no other way to get handmade mozzarella witht using your hands.
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water? >> we're going to add more. it's not hot enough. you can see, it's getting good and melty. fold it over a couple of times so it gets this nice and smomoh texture there. we're going to put it back in the water. we want to keep it hot. get it rig in the middle and take a big old pinch out of the center. let it stretch. you can gently guide it with your other hand. we're making a ribbon. soon as the ribbon's long enough just let it fall b bk into the bobo. go ahead and rip off what you've got, rip off the rest and work with the ribbon we've got so far. you're going to roll it up. now we're going to make an okay sign with our right hand. keep your thumb and forefinger together. push the curd through your hand. tuck more of your mozzarella curd. what we're going to do is take your other hand and sit right on top and rip what's in your hand out. tuck it in under the bottom of
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cool water's going to help solid up that shape there. and that's it. hallelujah >> all righty. let's do this. >> doesn't get any fresher than this. >> yeah, it's actually really good. proves that i can make something. not very well but something. >> happy cheese day. >> yeah, you too. >> so voila. this is mine. this is the finished product that i made. >> i thought we had -- wow. >> no, no. >> that's your actual ball. >> this is my actual mozzarella ball. here, you've got it. >> wow. >> want to dig in? >> thanks for displaying that for us. >> it was tougher -- don't mind me while i cut the cheese. it's really not that tough of a process to make mozzarella. it's really just salt and fat at the end of the day. >> yeah. >> and we have some no >> you enjoy that. >> did i mention i'm lactose intolerant?
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i've got to say thatatheese was really good. >> it was really good. it was a quick bathroom break there. but now time for -- time for "the mix." and we're talking about things that are -- it is so cold right now in minnesota. it's so cold in minnesota. how cold is it? >> how cold is it? >> thank you. it's so cold in minnesota that these pantntare just frozen in their tracks. >> how did they get them up like that in. >> actually, there's a guy who -- he thought it would be nny. >> yeah. >> he got ----oaked them in water. molded them. and put them outside different parts of his town to put a prank on his neighbors. >> that's pretty funny. >> yeah. it's kind of cool. he did them in all parts of
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and he did it in 30 minutes. that answers a question of how cold it is in minnesota. >> very interesting. i like this. very, very interesting. now apparently there's a guy in england who was very upset with the noise that popcorn makes in movie theaters. he wants to ban he's got a pepetion out to ban peopop from eating popcorn and -- [ popcorn crunching ] >> that's a prop? i didn't know that. oh, my god, i just ate styrofoam. what happened to the popcorn i bought for the segment? >> it's back there with marcus. >> oh, my god. this didn't go as planned, folks. oh, my g. i just ate styrofoam. can you explain the story? >> this stuff is three days -- three years old. okay. so there's a guy. he hates the noise of popcorn. >> i think i just had some like cancerous --
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>> -- paint. >> he's doing this whole petition to get people to stop making noises in movie theaters when they --hen they eat their popcorn. i didn't know that you were going to dig into it. >> well, it looked good. i enjoy popcorn. i was trying to make the point it doesn't make a lot of noise. oh, my gosh. i just ate styrofoam. on national television. >> good deal. all right. so you all know we hate the noise of popcorn. look at this kid. trying to get a kid's tooth out is a tough thing. this is in seattle. some fans here. they used a football that is connected to his teeth. and this solved that problem. take a look. nice. >> where'd it go? >> yeah, it did work. >> that's really disgusting.
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>> yeah. a fast moving system dives to the southeast taking the light snow east of the state tonight. any snow that falls will be easy to move as it will be very light and fluffy. for the remainder of the week we see more seasonable weather ahead. slowly the high temperatures climb from the middle 20s on tuesday to the middle 30s by sunday. snowfall chances are few and far between for the week ahead with the next chance holding off through the weekend. have a great night! tonight: lig snow continues low: 7-13 winds: e 5-10tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 21-27 winds: s 5-10tomorrow night: partly cloudy low: 16-22 winds: s 5-10thursday: mostly
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high: 27 - low: 19 friday: partly cloudy
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